Welcome to Day 22 of 31 Extraordinary Days to Be… Or…simply: Be…
Together, we will learn to Be… to live fully and beautifully in our “skin”
and in our homes and beyond. If you missed The Introduction or you’d like
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Have you ever been a secret encourager?
Several years ago the church I attended had a special year-long event for women. It was called “Secret Sisters.”
Usually there was an annual gathering where the “Secret Sisters” of the past year were revealed, a decadent dessert was served, and names were drawn for new secret sisters. It was a popular event. And though I generally didn’t participate in many women’s events at the church, I never missed this one.
I had the best of times blessing the woman who was my “Secret Sister” for the year. I carefully wrote notes with my less dominant hand so they wouldn’t guess me by my handwriting and regularly sent something in the mail. I made little gifts and went to great lengths to deliver them secretly. I prayed for these women, and at the end of the year, they were very special ladies in my life.
This quote from D. L. Moody would be an extraordinary model to live by:
“Do all the good you can, to all the people you can,
in all the ways you can, as long as you can.”
It occurred to me that one way to be encouraging is to secretly encourage those in our midst.
How fun to send a gift card for a coffee at Starbucks to the coffee lover with a sweet note. Why not make or purchase something and leave it on the door handle or another safe place to surprise your recipient. How easy it would be to send out simple inexpensive greeting cards every day for a week. That’s just for starters….I’d love to hear your ideas.
Wouldn’t it be fun to choose to bless someone secretly for a week, a month, or even a whole year?
Day 22 Challenge: Decide to secretly bless a co-worker, a pastor, a friend, or a relative. Take time to learn the things they like and even their challenges. Have fun being a secret encourager.
Be a Secret Encourager…
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